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After reports of a dangerous gas being emitted from several suburban industrial sites, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and other lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the EPA to more quickly disclose similar public health risks. 

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Piles of coal ash after a 2008 spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. (Brian Stansberry / Wikimedia Commons)

A group of U.S. senators are trying to preserve regulations for the disposal of coal ash generated by coal-burning power plants, a mixture that can pollute drinking water if disposed of improperly. 

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says President Donald Trump is not behaving as the commander in chief of the United States military should and is ceding too much power to military commanders.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is joining several other members of the Senate and House in a lawsuit to compel President Trump to obey the Constitution's emoluments clause.

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President Trump is out with what he's calling a "budget blueprint to make America great again." What would it mean for Illinois?

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Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.  

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“Tonight, we showed a campaign that respects voters and is focused on practical solutions rather than shopworn slogans can be successful,” Duckworth said during her victory speech.

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Tammy Duckworth hopes to lead the Democratic Party back to the majority in the U.S. Senate. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with the candidate.

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Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth, square off in a debate for the first time. Why it may be their last.
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Trump makes a bold claim about Chicago violence. Mark Kirk says Tammy Duckworth is mocking stroke victims. CPS teachers threaten an October strike. And U.S. Cellular Field gets a new name. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, challenger Brad Schneider appear in separate forum

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Tammy Duckworth

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the November election, will participate in the WTTW “Chicago Tonight” forum scheduled for Oct. 26.

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Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Duckworth and Republican incumbent Mark Kirk won their respective primaries.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk have each won their primaries, setting up possibly one of the most expensive and potentially contentious races for U.S. Senate in November.

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Andrea Zopp, left, and Napoleon Harris.

We meet two of the Democratic candidates vying to be the nominee for U.S. Senator.

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The latest in our 2016 election forums focuses on the 8th Congressional District where three candidates are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

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From a Senate override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of mandatory mediation in state labor contract disputes to Cook County Democratic slatemakers snubbing State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth, Joel Weisman and his panel have your week in review.

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Thursday is Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair and, as expected, they used the opportunity to slam Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-union, pro-business Turnaround agenda that they say is preventing lawmakers from approving a statewide budget. We’ll have more news from Springfield with Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky.

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